Are you looking at Sylvania, NSW 2224 to buy? It's an excellent first step to decide if the suburb ticks all the boxes regarding your budget and lifestyle. The Homes.com.au suburb profile aims to give you a better understanding of Sylvania median property prices, market trends & demographics so that we can enable you to be informed regarding your next property move.
If you are new to Sylvania, keep reading for a brief historical overview to find out more about the lifestyle and what makes this suburb a worthy option.
Overview Sylvania is a suburb known for its waterfront properties and restaurants. It is located in Southern Sydney, 22 kilometres away from Sydney’s central business district.
The suburbs around Sylvania are Jannali, Kangaroo Point, Blakehurst, Kareela, Sylvania Waters, Kirrawee, Gymea, and Miranda. As of the 2016 census, Sylvania is home to 14209 residents.
Living in Sylvania Sylvania is mainly a residential suburb with some areas containing bushlands. Most commercial developments in the suburb are found on the Princes Highway and Port Hacking Road. You can find the Southgate Shopping Centre, The Crest Hotel, and a fast-food restaurant in this area. At the western part of the Princes Highway is the Sylvania Heights Plaza, where are some shops are found.
As for schools, there are three that operate in the suburb, namely: Sylvania Heights Public School, Sylvania Public School, and Sylvania High School.
History of Sylvania The recognised first inhabitants of the land covering Sylvania are the Dharawal Aboriginal people group. After the European settlement, the land was purchased as a Crown grant by John Connell Laycock. The property was then acquired by politician, financier, and prominent landowner Thomas Holt.
Holt built the Sutherland Estate Company in the area in 1881, where a village grew here. It was in 1883 when a post office opened, and a school was established a year after.
The suburb was named from its native wooded vegetation, as “sylvan” means wooded or inhabiting the woods. However, the suburb’s natural vegetation is quickly disappearing due to the increased development in the area, including the reclamation of Gwawley Bay.
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